Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) can help prepare the next generation for the future workplace (Kirschner & Wopereis, 2003). Cope & Kalantzis (2009), state that for students to make meaning in the worlds of work, citizenship and personal life, the approaches to teaching and learning need to be reconsidered and adapted. The transformation of the social world and new communication practices means digital literacies have emerged (Cope & Kalantzis, 2009).
Most Australian classrooms today use an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB). IWB’s enable teachers to use visual stimulus and guides discussion. This also enhances students learning as it is visually pleasing and all data can be recorded and referred back to. There are many benefits to using the Interactive Whiteboard in the classroom some of which include its functionality which allows teachers to present new concepts and web links clearly and is highly engaging for students (Holmes, 2009). This website https://bubbl.us/mindmap provides a great mind mapping tool best used over the IWB which helps students gauge their ideas and previous findings. Ainsworth, Bligh & Crook et al. (2012) discuss how mind mapping is a useful technique that helps students learn more effectively, improves the way information is recorded and supports and enhance creative problem solving.